Mental Health Insurance Coverage Reported

Jun 23, 2023

by Liz Gullett

As MLC’s Communications and Social Media Manager, Liz Gullett keeps clients informed and up-to-date on the goings on in Lansing and the Capitol.

Legislation requiring health insurers to cover certain mental health or substance abuse treatment was reported by the House Insurance and Financial Services Committee.

Key Points:

    • The bill was introduced by Representative Felicia Brabec (D-Ann Arbor) who is a clinical psychologist.
    • Requires coverage for medically necessary treatment of mental health or substance abuse disorders.
    • This includes screenings, prevention, diagnosing, managing, and/or treating.
    • An insurer would be required to provide coverage for the full continuum of service intensities and levels of care.
    • The legislation also makes changes to prior authorization, level of care placement, out-of-network coverage, among many other areas.

Next Steps:

    • The bill was referred to the House floor for consideration.

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